How Long Do We Have?
How Long Do We Have?
About the time our original thirteen states adopted
their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler , a
Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had
this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some
2,000 years earlier:
'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it
simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.'
'A democracy will continue to exist up until the
time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous
gifts from the public treasury.'
'From that moment on, the majority always vote
for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the
public treasury, with the result that every democracy will
finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always
followed by a dictatorship.'
'The average age of the world's greatest
civilizations from the beginning of history, has been
about 200 years'
'During those 200 years, those nations always
progressed through the following sequence:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy; to greed
7. from apathy and greed to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage'
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School
of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some
interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
Number of States won by:
Square miles of land won by:
Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 127 million
Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of
the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by
the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat
territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in
government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere
between the 'complacency, greed and apathy' phase of
Professor Tyler 's definition of democracy, with
some forty percent of the nation's population already
having reached the 'governmental dependency' phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to
twenty million criminal invaders called illegalís and they
vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than ten
to fifteen years.
If you are in favor of this, then by all means,
delete this message. If you are not, then pass this along to
help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing
that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE
Though true enough....BTW did you live in the bay area during, or shortly after,the Vietnam war ?
Originally Posted by Novaheart